Tobacco Use Prevention Program
“If we do not act decisively today, a hundred years from now our grand-children and their children will look back and seriously question how people claiming to be committed to public health and social justice allowed the tobacco epidemic to unfold unchecked.”
Former WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland, MD, MPH
Healthy People 2020 tobacco control objectives:
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of premature and preventable death in our society. Worldwide, the tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people in the 20th century and is projected to kill one billion people worldwide in the 21st century. Each year, smoking kills more than five million people around the globe.
In the United States, smoking kills an estimated 443,000 people each year, with secondhand smoke responsible for 50,000 of those deaths. The list of diseases caused by smoking has been expanded to include abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute myeloid leukemia, cataract, cervical cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, pneumonia, periodontitis, and stomach cancer.
Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program
404 West Main
Bozeman, Montana 59715